There's nowhere like the Ribble Valley with its fells and forests that are stunning in every season. Whitewell Cottage is near Ribchester, within a relaxed 10-15 minute stroll from a park, village shop, cafes and pubs, and close to fantastic walks leading to Longridge Fell and Bowland Fell. This eco-friendly accessible holiday cottage sleeps up to four people in two gorgeous bedrooms, with a layout that suits couples, friends or families and luxurious touches like underfloor heating and an outdoor hot tub. It's a fantastic choice for a walking or cycling holiday, and ideal for sightseeing in places such as Clitheroe and Whalley.
Northumberland is arguably one of England's most spectacular landscapes. It boasts not only a national park but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Hadrian's Wall) and some of the most important Roman sites in the country. Vesta View is named after the Roman goddess of the hearth and home, and guests certainly feel welcome from the moment they arrive, with comfortable furnishings and luxurious touches that include coffee pods and bathrobes. The wheelchair accessible holiday home has five ensuite bedrooms, two of which are downstairs with accessible shower rooms. The market town of Hexham is only a few miles away, as are attractions like The Sill, Chesters Roman Fort and Museum, Vindoland, Birdoswald and the Temple of Mithras. The flexible layout and spacious private grounds make Vesta View perfect for big and extended families or groups of friends.
Glas y Dorlan is a wonderful stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous setting between the Llyn Peninsula and southern Snowdonia mountains. Criccieth and beaches are two miles away, while Porthmadog and Portmeirion are 10 and 15 minutes by car. There is fishing on-site and excellent access to footpaths, cycling routes and mountain bike trails. Caernarfon Castle, Zip World and Bounce Below are all within half an hour's drive. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is very popular with couples but also suits families and friends.
Cossington Park Cottage is a charming Victorian holiday cottage located in a pretty village just outside the historic market town of Brigwater in Somerset. The contemporary open plan living area is a beautiful light and airy space for friends and families to relax on holiday. On a sunny day, throw open the French doors that lead onto the decking area and listen to the birds singing in this otherwise peaceful and secluded spot. Cossington Park Cottage sleeps six guests in three bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and there is also a wheel-chair accessible wet room.
A much loved family holiday home for over thirty years, Graylands Cottage affords a tranquil position with lovely views, nicely tucked away in the New Forest National Park with walks starting from the cottage gate. Spend your days exploring the forest by foot, pony trekking, cycling, getting out and about exploring the areas many attractions or simply sitting back in the large garden and soaking up the lovely views and wildlife.
Whatever your reason for visiting Dartmoor National Park, you will find a warm welcome at Wooder Manor where five fantastic holiday properties sleep between one and six people and are as popular with couples as they are with families. The cottages are along a private driveway that leads off a quiet country lane just a flat, half-mile walk from the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Here you will find two excellent pubs (The Old Inn and the Rugglestone Inn) and two great cafes, one of which, the Cafe on the Green, has been in business for over 90 years. All of Dartmoor's best attractions are virtually on the doorstep whether you want to walk, horse ride, climb, mountain bike, or just make your way from pretty village to lovely town, tucking into fresh local produce at the wealth of cafes and pubs in the area. Wooder Manor's central location in the heart of Dartmoor National Park means you are never far from a fun-filled day out at places like Pennywell Farm, Buckfast Butterfly Farm, Haldon Forest Activity Park and Castle Drogo.
Orchard View is a single-storey holiday cottage offering 4-Star Gold accommodation for couples with well-behaved dogs welcome. It's in the grounds of The Old Rectory in Flixton, two miles from Bungay and within easy reach of the Norfolk Broads, beaches like Southwold and Lowestoft, and the medieval city of Norwich. It's a wonderful location for walking, cycling, fishing, and boating, starting with the picturesque seven-acre grounds with gentle views of fields and countryside. Bookings are available all year round, with short breaks possible depending on availability.
Providing single storey self-catering, Sam's Stable offers Four Star Gold self-catering for couples and is conveniently located on the Suffolk/Norfolk border in the village of Flixton. There is a village pub and the Aviation Museum within easy strolling distance as well as St Peter's Brewery (a little further but still within walking distance for those who intend on sampling a pint or two of Suffolk's finest!). All the right ingredients for a relaxing break and within easy reach of the coast for days at the beach or visiting the nature reserves. Norwich city centre is also within easy reach. Short breaks available all year round (two night minimum). Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Old Coach House has wide appeal, offering couples single level dog-friendly self-catering. Sitting on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in the village of Flixton (with village pub and Aviation Museum within strolling distance), this welcoming cottage for two provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of both Suffolk and Norfolk including the coast, nature reserves, Norwich and the nearby Norfolk Broads. Short breaks and longer holidays available all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Barn is a wonderful family-friendly holiday cottage on a family-run farm in Ceredigion, 11 miles from Aberystwyth and with beautiful views of the Cambrian Hills. The layout also works well for couples, and the ground floor is accessible for guests who use a wheelchair. It's a fantastic choice for people to enjoy being outdoors in a beautiful setting, walking, cycling and spending time at the beach. Aberystwyth is an exciting town with lots to offer in all seasons, making this an excellent choice for a relaxing rural escape in any season.
Foxes Cottage ticks all the boxes for a holiday in Dorset, whether you simply want to relax on a beach, discover the many attractions of the area including its stunning Jurassic Coastline, or lace up your walking boots and explore the South West Coastal Footpath. Just a mile from Ringstead Bay beach, this well presented self-catering retreat is a popular choice with couples. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold